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Environmental Performance Index
This index, published yearly by Yale University, ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. Canada ranks 24th of 178 countries.

Human activity has warmed the Earth
The fifth assessment of the physical science of global warming by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that it is extremely likely that most of the global warming since 1950 has been due to human influences. Click here for a one-page synopsis.

Assessing and managing the risks of climate change
The IPCC released a draft summary for policy makers of the report of Working Group 2 on risks on 2014 March 13.  It may be found here: IPCC WG2 2014.